Skaha Lake Park, Penticton

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Skaha Lake, historically known as Dog Lake and originally Lac Du Chien, is a freshwater lake located along the course of the Okanagan River in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada. It has a surface area of approximately 20 km², with a maximum depth of 55 metres. The lake is situated directly south of Okanagan Lake and forms the southern shoreline and boundary of the city of Penticton, British Columbia. The community of Okanagan Falls is located at its southern end, the community of Kaleden lies in the upland area to its west.History and meaning of name"Labelled "L. du Chien" (Dog Lake) on Anderson Map, 1867; labelled "Du Chien L." on Trutch maps, 1866 and 1871. Origin unknown. Later, Dog became the official name. Changed in 1930 to Skaha "to agree with the local name," states the Chief Geographer. However Okanagan Indians say "skaha" is not their word for dog, but is that of the Shuswaps, and that the local word for dog is chokowapee. (Parham, 40). Another spelling is kaekuwapa. The local meaning of skaha is "horse". (Albert Millar). That is also the meaning in the Nicola dialect. (W. G. Clapperton)."Images
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  • I love this park and wish that the city of Penticton would leave it alone! beautiful grass and mature trees, proximity of the beach and playgrounds.  more »
  • A beautiful little oasis at tge south end of skaha lake in ok falls washroom dog park cancession kids water park and heirloom willlws with pik nik tables and a beautiful swimming beach make it heavenl...  more »
  • Located in Lake Park, clean the lawn. But even while asleep, feel good. The basketball courts and playground equipment for children. You can even float in the summer family vacations recommendations.
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  • A must see for tourists. At Okanagan lake in Penticton you can float down the Channel in a safe flotation device and arrive on Skaha beach. You can just drive to the park as well.
  • Gorgeous park, not too busy. Beautiful views and playgrounds, as well as tennis courts, voleyball, basketball court, plenty of parking, etc.
  • My wife and i love this park! We walk our dog here yearround. Several nice beaches, lots of green space for picnics, a small marina, 3 tennis courts, 7 really great sandy beach volleyball courts, and several area for kids. We moved to the south end of Penticton just to be near the park. In my opinion it is the best place in town for a variety of free outdoor activities. As an added bonus you can fish for bass just a few minutes walk from the park! A few large wind storms knocked down a lot of big old trees a few years back but the city did a nice job replacing those with a variety of trees that are maturing nicely.
  • Beautiful park . Kid friendly. Washrooms open all year round.
  • Great place to hang out with the family and kids to Parks Beach plenty of eating area and people to meet
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